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Man killed in fight near Reid Park, police say

Posted at 4:58 PM, Oct 06, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — One person is dead after a fight broke out on 22nd Street just south of Reid Park Tuesday evening, police say.

According to a news release from the Tucson Police Department, officers first received a report of a fight on the 3100 block of East 22nd Street at around 7:45 p.m. When they got to the scene, they found a man — identified as 43-year-old Jesus Camacho — with obvious signs of trauma.

Police helped the Camacho until medics arrived, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say they believe Camacho got into a verbal fight with someone he knew, then things got physical.

Through further investigation, detectives established probable cause and identified the suspect as 33-year-old Tanya Lynn Aranda.

Police say Aranda was located at Tucson Medical Center and taken into custody.

Aranda was booked into the Pima County Jail Adult Detention Complex on one count of first-degree murder and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

This is the 74th homicide so far this year, police say. There were 68 in all of 2020.

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story said there were 46 homicides in all of 2020. There were 46 homicides by Oct. 6, 2020, but 68 homicides through the whole year.